2017 Commencement Information

Important Upcoming Deadlines

Commencement is the ceremony that celebrates earning a degree or certificate. It is sometimes referred to as “graduation” but the ceremony is NOT the same as being awarded a degree or certificate. To be awarded your degree or certificate, you will need to apply for graduation by submitting the graduation application. The Academic Records office will then review your coursework to ensure you have completed the program requirements and met the graduation requirements (for example, minimum GPA requirement).


  • Fall 2016 graduates who have been awarded their degree or certificate
  • Spring 2017 students who will complete program requirements by th the end of the semester and who have submitted a graduation application and received communication that they are eligible to graduate
  • Summer 2017 students who have 7 or fewer credits remaining to complete their degree requirements:
    • AND are registered for summer I and/or summer II in these remaining 7 credits*
    • AND have submitted a Summer Graduation Application*
    • AND have submitted the Petition to Participate form
    • AND have received communication from Academic Records that they are eligible to participate in Commencement
      • *Summer registration, graduation application, and Petition to Participate form will be available Wednesday April 5, 2017
      • **The deadline to submit the Petition to Participate form is Saturday April 8, 2017.


Attention December 2016 and May 2017 Graduates

All students expecting to graduate and participate in the May 2017 Commencement Exercises must:

  • Go online to order a cap and gown
  • Attend an important Pre-Graduation meeting


Cap and Gown Ordering

Information will be available soon. Check back for details

Our Next Commencement 

The Bunker Hill Community College Commencement Exercises will take place on Saturday, May 20, 2017.

  • No guest admittance without a ticket.
  • No re-admittance without presenting a ticket stub.
  • Tent opens at 9:30 a.m.
  • Ceremony starts at 11 a.m.
  • Seating options will be restricted for any guest arriving after the event begins.
  • Backpacks are not permitted. Other bags are subject to inspection.


Commencement Speaker




To attend Commencement your guests must have a ticket. Before the event you must reserve your guest tickets online and pick them up in person. 

Special Accommodations

Bunker Hill Community College graduates in need of disability-related accommodations should contact the Office for Students with Disabilities at 617-228-2234 or visit the Office in Room E222.

Ticketed Guests in need of special accommodation should contact the Events office at 617-228-2328.



2016 Commencement

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View photos from all the 2016 Graduation events in our Graduation Ceremonies and Highlights gallery.


View Past Ceremonies

2015 Graduation Events
2014 Graduation Events